1) A series of contacts (relatives, friends, friends of friends, ect.) who are willing to help accomplish a task. Usually each contact has some sort of specialty that makes them beneficial to a specific task. Many Good 'Ol Boy Networks operate on a favor system.
My car broke down and it was a long way until payday, but thanks to Paul, a contact in my Good 'Ol Boy Network, and a promised case of beer, I was back on the road in no time.
Jon forgot his wallet when Steve and Jon went to the bar. When Jon offered to pay Steve back Steve said,"Don't worry about it man- we'll keep it on the favor system. I need help moving next week anyway."